Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende has said Dutch troops are likely to leave Afghanistan this year.
NATO says one foreign soldier was killed by a makeshift bomb in southern Afghanistan today.
U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke flew to Georgia today after ending a tour of Central Asian countries aimed at strengthening regional assistance in stabilizing Afghanistan.
Portuguese authorities say the toll from flash floods and landslides on the island of Madeira has risen to 38 dead -- with more than 100 missing or injured.
Turkish film “Bal” (Honey) was the surprise winner of the Golden Bear -- the top prize at the 60th Berlin Film Festival -- and Roman Polanski was crowned best director for his political thriller “The Ghost Writer."
Afghanistan's Taliban has once again rejected President Hamid Karzai's call for peace talks.
Police have detained Natalya Grishkevich, the head of the St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast branch of the state pension fund.
Two schools in China are rejecting allegations that hacking attacks on Internet company Google and other firms originated from them.
The Dalai Lama, the exiled Buddhist spiritual leader of Tibet, says "censorship" in China is the source of Tibet's problems with China's Communist rulers.
The president of the International Olympic Committee says the Vancouver Games will always be remembered for the death of a Georgian luger.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has dropped her legal case challenging the election of Viktor Yanukovych.
Dozens of Kazakh journalists and human rights activists have urged senior government officials to allow unimpeded publication of the opposition weekly "Respublika."